Fabrics & Rope References
Hudson, Peyton, Anne Clapp, and Darlene Kness (1992) Joseph's Introductory Textile Science, 6th ed., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, Fort Worth.
The book describes the fiber classifications and has separate chapters for each fiber, including sections on properties and end uses. Good source for getting an overview of fiber characteristics.
Needles, Howard (1981) Handbook of Textile Fibers, Dyes, and Finishes, Garland STPM Press, New York.
This book contains a section on fiber theory, which goes over classifications of fibers and conversion between denier and tex. It discusses important terms that are needed in order to understand data tables. It also has chapters for each of the fibers, which discuss desirable properties.
Rae, Alex and Rollo Bruce (1973) The Wira Textile Data Book, Wira, Leeds.
This book focuses on wool fibers but it does contain a table (pp. A24-A25) that gives fiber strength properties including fiber count (decitex). It also contains the formula used in this section to find diameter of the fibers.
Warner, Steven (1995) Fiber Science, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs. Yang, H. H. (1989) Aromatic High-Strength Fibers, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
These books give key information that relates fiber terminology to terms that we are used to. They are very useful in determining relationships between desired stress on an object and equivalent fiber strength.
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